Community calendar


Today

• ANNIVERSARY: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will be celebrating its 60th anniversary at 5 p.m. at the Bravo Room of the Hobart Arena. All current and past Optimist members and spouses are welcomed to the buffet dinner, reminiscing, and entertainment by Jerry Mullins. Cost for dinner is $15.

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots newborn to 5. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• POTATOES: Enjoy a baked potato/salad bar with plenty of toppings at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m., $3.50 for one or $6 for both.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audio book club. Everyone works on individual craft projects and listens to a book. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks. The club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Tipp City United Methodist Church will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 8 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will get a new gift from Community Blood Center that “knocks our socks off.” Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at StoryPoint Troy.

• CENTER OPEN: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., Pleasant Hill, is open from 3-7 p.m.

• TOASTMASTERS: The Miami County Toastmasters will meet from 7-8 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. Those interested in improving communication and leadership skills are welcome to attend.

• TOPS: The T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Main and 3rd streets, Tipp City. For more information, call (937) 332-9251.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: Green & Growing AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Civic agendas

• The Tipp City Parks Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City Government Center.

• The Police and Fire Committee of Village Council will meet at 6 p.m. prior to the council meeting.

• Laura Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

• Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover.

• The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

Tuesday

• TINKER TUESDAY: We put the fun in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) education by providing hands-on learning for kids at 3 p.m. at at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St. in Pleasant Hill. This event is geared for kids in kindergarten to grade 6. Registration is requested; please call the library at 937-676-2731 to register.

• HEALTH SCREENINGS: Stop in for a free blood pressure and/or glucose screening, for those age of 18, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. No appointment necessary. The nurse recommends fasting or waiting three hours after eating for the glucose screening.

• SKATE TO DONATE: A Skate to Donate event will be offered from 6-8:30 p.m. at 36 Skate Club, 4845 W. U.S. Route 36, Piqua. Admission is $5 and skate rental is $2 and all admission fees will be donated to benefit the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help residents of Texas recover. For more information, visit 36skateclub.com.

• COFFEE CHAT: A coffee chat at Hayner will be offered from 2-4 p.m., and will complement Hayner’s current exhibit, “Grandma’s Tissues: A Collection of Handkerchiefs,” which is on display through Sept. 24. Winan’s coffee, donated. will be served along with several sweet treats. As you enjoy a cup of coffee, M. Lynn Barnes, Ph. D., dress historian, will speak about vintage cloth and clothing and Bonnie Harris-Frey, owner of Harris Jewelers, will speak about vintage and estate jewelry. You are invited to bring vintage cloth and jewelry pieces that you would like the speakers to discuss or appraise. The event cost is $10 per person for Friends of Hayner members and those residing within the Troy City School District and $12 for those out of district. You can register and pay online at www.troyhayner.org or stop by the Hayner Center. Seating is limited.

• EUCHRE: Euchre will be offered at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center, followed by lunch at noon.

• INSECTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Incredible Insects” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn all about insects. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

• WILDFLOWER WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Wildflower Walk program at 2 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline Road, 7790 N. Rangeline Road, Covington. Join a park district naturalist and take a leisurely hike along the boardwalk to discover what spring wildflowers are in bloom. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CRAFTS: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will offer crafts and quilting at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• UKULELE: Ages 12 and up are invited to have fun learning to play basic chords on the ukulele from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BOOK CLUB: The inspirational book club will be discussing “A Son’s Vow” by Shelley Shepard Gray at the Milton-Union Public Library at 11 a.m. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call (937) 698-5515.

• JEWELRY ORGANIZER: At 6 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library come to create a jewelry organizer. Using two pieces of wood, participants will nail and stain their own organizer. Once completed there will be a small shelf for collectibles and hooks for the decorative jewelry. Sign-ups are required as supplies are provided at (937) 698-5515.

• BARBERSHOP MEETING: The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing and visitors are welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.

• BARGO: Bargo will be offered from 7-9 p.m., followed with cooking by the Sons of the American Legion.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: A Welcome Home AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy (enter in back). The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Civic agendas

• The village of West Milton Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

Wednesday

• DOUGLASS EXPERT TO SPEAK: K. Carl Smith, an expert on abolitionist Frederick Douglass, will speak about Douglass’ rise from slavery to prosperity at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St. Troy. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors will offer line dancing at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Rd. 25-A, in Piqua. Justin Sommers, City of Piqua Assistant City Manager and Director of City Development, will give an update on Piqua’s economic development. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• SLIDERS: John’s sliders will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Two sliders with toppings and chips for $2 beginning at 6 p.m.

• STORY TIME: Children ages 4-5 and parents are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host their committee meetings and board meeting. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet every week from 6-7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua. Come, bring a friend, bring your coupons to work on, to share and trade, or just bring yourself if you are just getting started. For questions, call 773-1241.

• STAUNTON ALUMNI: The Staunton School alumni will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy.

• GRANDMA’S KITCHEN: Grandma’s Kitchen will be open from 5-6:15 p.m. in the activity center in Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The suggested donation is $7 for adults and $3 for a child’s smaller portion. Carry-outs and delivery are available by calling the church office at (937) 698-4011.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered from 7-11 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43.

• SIT ’N STITCH: Bring your current craft project and spend some time with fellow crafters from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. Knit, crochet, cross-stitch, really any non-messy craft is welcome. Meet in the Louis Room.

• AA MEETING: The Serenity Island Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The 12 & 12 AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Civic agendas

• The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy.

Thursday-Saturday

• BOOK SALE: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library will be hosting their fall book sale. The Friends would like to encourage donations, especially adult fiction books, leading up to the sale. Thursday the book sale is open from 4-8 p.m. exclusively to members of the New Friends. Join the New Friends by filling out an application at the library and paying a $5 membership fee. All proceeds will help fund library programs and services. The book sale is open to the public Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Thursday

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a board of trustees meeting at 10 a.m., followed by a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• SLOPPY JOES: Sloppy Joe sandwiches with chips and a pickle for will be offered for $4 at the Tipp City American Legion. Serving begins at 6 p.m. with Euchre to follow at 7 p.m. for $5.

Friday

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center at 10 a.m.

• RECOGNITION: A POW/MIA Recognition Day will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. A ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Following the ceremony, there will be a ham and bean potpie with cornbread for $5 from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

• STEAK: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Starting at 6 p.m. for $8, children 10 and under $4. Trivia follows at 7 p.m.

Saturday

• LASAGNA DINNER AND BINGO: A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. State Route 36 in Conover, will serve a meal from from 5-7 p.m. including lasagna, salad, applesauce, garlic toast, dessert and drink. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under $3. Carry out is available. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. with 20 games. For more information, call (937) 368-3700 or go to abgraham.org

• REUNION: A Laura, Ohio, reunion will be offered beginning at 3 p.m. at 1 N. Main St., Laura. Bring your own drinks, snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Pat Berry at (937) 698-3246 or Tawni Barton Gettinger at (937) 698-2309.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot. Fruits, vegetables, honey, bedding plants and more will be offered.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Cherry Street. The market will include in-season fruits and vegetables, cottage foods, plants, artisans and crafters and more.

• CLASS REUNION: The Piqua High School class of 1987 will have its 30th class reunion at 6:30 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Banquet Hall, 987 E. Ash St., Piqua. The price is $10 per person, payable at the door, or in advance by sending to Chrissy Latham, 108 Blackwell Drive, Piqua. Make a reservation on the classes Facebook page or text or call (937) 301-0051. Appetizers, music and some drinks will be provided; bring your own drinks if you want something specific.

• PORK CHOP: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop dinner (non-marinated pork chops available) with baked potato and vegetable for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• INSECTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Incredible Insects” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn all about insects. There will be story time and a short tot sized hike. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

• BUGS: The Miami County Park District will offer a Girl Scout “Brownie-Bugs” program from 2-3:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Work towards earning your merit badges. Class fee $3 per scout. Preregistration as a troop is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• HIKER: The Miami County Park District will offer a “Brownie-Hiker” program from 4-5:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Work towards earning your merit badges. Class fee $3 per scout. Preregistration as a troop is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

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